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Fashion & Migration

Fashions have always also been reflections of issues in society. Migration is a more topical, volatile, and controversial issue right now than it has been in a long time. Cultural diversity is embraced when it comes to musical, linguistic, or culinary influences. Critics devote ample…

SUR/FACE: Mirrors

On the façades of bank towers, in boutiques, gyms and lobbies, in our homes and on our smartphones – everywhere you look, there are mirrored surfaces. Why are reflective materials so tremendously popular these days? How are mirror effects used in design, and how does…

Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2

Guns exert an ambivalent fascination. Embodiments of power and dominance, they also signify pain and death. Whether they help maintain public order, are used to exercise individual or collective violence, provide personal safety, or are sports or professional equipment: firearms and the menace they signal…

Give Love Back. Ata Macias und Partner

“Give Love Back” is a quotation from the book cover of Come On in My Kitchen – The Robert Johnson Book. It epitomizes what the curators Eva Linhart and Mahret Kupka call the “Ata principle”: not the work itself is the centre of attention, but…

Modetreue

Mode und Treue sind zwei Dinge, die dem ersten Anschein nach nichts miteinander zu tun haben. Die Mode wurde lange verstanden als recht oberflächliches Phänomen. Die meisten der wenigen Theoretiker, die sich im Laufe der Entwicklung der Moderne mit ihr befassten, kamen zu dem Schluss, dass die Mode grundsätzlich unnötig ist. Sie sei vielmehr eine auffällige Form des Konsums und weniger ein ernstzunehmendes wissenschaftliches Feld >>>